Software Engineering Summer 2022 Internship
Wolt is a Finnish technology company established in 2014. We’re mostly known for our food delivery platform that makes it easy for hungry people to find great food from our restaurant partners.🏆 In addition to that, we’ve expanded our offering beyond food into retail: ranging from grocery to clothes, flowers, beauty, and other sectors!
While our 15M registered users all around 23 countries enjoy seamless deliveries, our Product development teams provide the platform, technology and services behind the scenes, ensuring a sustainable balance between customers, merchants, and courier partners.💙
To build a better, bigger Wolt, we’re looking for Software Engineering Interns to join us for summer 2022 in Berlin. 🤩
About the program
The program will last for 4-6 months — you can decide the duration within this frame. We’re also flexible with the start month — you can join us in March, April, May, or June. The internship is paid (3500€/month) and you’ll be assigned to one of our 35+ engineering teams where your existing skills will find their best match. We are preferring candidates who are able to continue full-time after the internship period, so this is truly a chance for a career path. Today we have numerous members in different product teams who originally started as interns. Every Intern will get their own mentor from the chosen team to work closely with and learn from. So there will be plenty of room for sharing knowledge and growing together.
At Wolt we take ownership beyond the obvious, do common things uncommonly well, think big but stay humble and treat all people equally kind. If this sounds like a place for you, then make sure to keep on reading as we dive deeper into the program below.
Crafting the path
We have two different options available for your choice, Frontend or Backend. You can apply to either track by choosing one of the versions of the assignment we have designed for you. Needless to say, these two options make a big difference in what your handprint will be to our service. Whichever you choose, rest assured, you will have an impact and develop real product features as a member of your future team.
We will make the path for you inside of your chosen competence by getting a picture of your skills and preferred technologies during the recruitment process. At the beginning of your Wolt journey, you might find yourself developing our consumer-facing applications, courier, merchant or support services, logistics, core & infrastructure of our platform, fintech, or even new businesses such as retail and Wolt market.
Read more about the Engineering internship at Wolt - HyeSoo from Courier Onboarding Team tells her story here.
Our humble expectations
In the frontend development, we are using TypeScript and React in all of the teams. Those two are all you need to start your Frontend Internship at Wolt. In the backend, we use Scala, Kotlin and Python but we also accept assignments in Java. Based on your language of choice and our evaluation during the recruitment process, we will have a team ready for your craft!
We want to welcome people from diverse backgrounds, with an open mindset and eager to build something great together. We hope you are not scared to ask questions, make mistakes and share your learnings and opinions with other people.
Foremost, we are looking for growth potential - Good basics in at least one programming language and understanding of good development practices will give you a good kick start. That's why we ask you to prove your skills through our assignment right from the get-go.
As we want to provide long-term career paths, we are prioritizing candidates who are able to continue with us full-time after the internship.
Please note that we are looking for persons who are able to work as close as possible cooperation with their mentors and team members located in Berlin as soon as the situation enables. We are unfortunately unable to offer relocation or visa support for internships, so you should be eligible for work in Germany for the duration of the program. If you’re offered to stay with us on a permanent basis after the internship, we’ll take care of your work visa if that’s needed.
👀 The process is easy:
1 -Read through the assignment instructions carefully & write some code. When you’re ready, put your code (as a zip) to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive (or similar). Remember to check permissions! If we cannot access the file, we cannot review your code. Please don’t store your solution in a public GitHub repository during the application period.
2 - Click “Apply now”, fill in the form, answer a couple of our questions and attach your link. If you have a CV, want to tell us more about yourself and your interests in a cover letter, or have some interesting projects that you’d like to share with us, feel free to include those as well.
3 - Send your application!
Please note that the assignment is a mandatory part of the process. Applications without attached solutions won’t be accepted.
The deadline is 31st January. We’ll review the assignments and invite successful candidates for interviews within one week. If you have any questions you can turn to our Talent Acquisition Partner, Severi Kausola, at email@example.com
Do I need to be based in Berlin? Do you offer relocation support?
We have our tech hubs in Helsinki and Berlin and we would need you to be able to work at least partly from the office with your future mentor and other team members. This means commuting to the office every now and then for events and working together. We don’t offer relocation service for this specific program so you should be already in one of those locations with a valid work permit. If applying to Helsinki, please do it here.
I want to apply; what happens after I send my application?
If you are selected for the first round, you will get an invite for the next step by the latest on the following week the application period ends. We will be in touch with each and every candidate who applied regardless of the outcome. The recruitment process includes the preliminary home assignment, interview, and a meeting with your possible team lead. We are aiming to make the decisions during February.
I'm a student/ fresh graduate. Can I apply?
We want to provide long-term career paths so we are looking for candidates who are able to continue with us after the internship full-time. Therefore, we are especially looking for graduated candidates but if you are at the very end of your studies and feel comfortable finishing those while working with us, you are welcome to do so!
I'm interested in working with Kotlin but I don't have the experience in Kotlin specifically, can I apply?
You can complete your assignment with modern Java and we will teach the rest!
I’m interested in doing mobile development at some time in the future as well. Can I change my focus at some point and try new things at Wolt in the future?
Definitely! We are looking for backend engineers and frontend engineers in this program as we currently have teams and mentors available for those paths, but we are always open to internal mobility.
Wolt is a technology company that makes it incredibly easy to discover and get the best restaurants, grocery stores and other local shops delivered to your home or office. Wolt works together with over 55,000 restaurant and retail partners as well as with over 125,000 courier partners across 23 countries and 210 cities.
Our apps (iOS and Android) have the industry’s highest reviews, largely because of our customer-centric approach to how we build our products and operations. For example, our customer service team responds in a matter of seconds, in the customer’s own language.
We’ve raised more than €707M in financing from renowned U.S. and European based investors, such as ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global, DST, Prosus, KKR, Coatue, 83North, Goldman Sachs, Highland Europe and EQT Ventures & EQT Growth, among others. We've also been fortunate enough to receive some appreciation and recognition for our hard work along the way: Apple selected Wolt’s app as their Editors' Choice, Wired named the company one of the "Hottest Startups in Europe," Forbes included our CEO Miki Kuusi on its 30-under-30 in Consumer Tech list, and the Nordic Startup Awards named Wolt Company of the Year.
In 2020, the Financial Times named us Europe’s second fastest growing company. We’re still expanding rapidly and are looking for more talented individuals to join us. If you are passionate about cutting-edge technology, great food, and making an impact in your city, then Wolt just might be for you.
Wolt is more than just a food and retail delivery operation – in fact we are built upon a solid foundation of state-of-the-art technology. Our internal tooling enables us to ramp up new cities efficiently and provide excellent customer service, our own logistics platform allows us to optimise our courier partners work to get you the food you want as fast as possible, and our restaurant platform allows restaurants to offer exciting food experiences for our customers in an optimal way.
We work in small teams with high ownership, with each team focusing on a key area of the Wolt product stack. Each and every one of our product team members has a say in where we are going and what solutions we implement. We work with a passion, but we haven't forgotten how to have fun along the way!